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I was just thinking about one of the weirdest shots that I'd ever had, and I thought it would be cool to hear your weird shot stories.

 

My weirdest shot happened about a month ago at my home course. It was later in the evening, and I was getting to be a little bit tired. I stepped up to the 17th tee, a longer par 3 of about 180 yards, and I set up to hit the ball. I took my swing, and after I made contact with the ball, the club flew out of my hands and down the hill. The ball hit a tree branch near the green, dropped down and hit a sprinkler head, bounced toward the hole, and stopped 3 feet short of the pin. Then I missed the birdie putt.

 

That is, by far, the coolest and most weird shot I've ever had.

 

 

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I was just thinking about one of the weirdest shots that I'd ever had, and I thought it would be cool to hear your weird shot stories.

 

My weirdest shot happened about a month ago at my home course. It was later in the evening, and I was getting to be a little bit tired. I stepped up to the 17th tee, a longer par 3 of about 180 yards, and I set up to hit the ball. I took my swing, and after I made contact with the ball, the club flew out of my hands and down the hill. The ball hit a tree branch near the green, dropped down and hit a sprinkler head, bounced toward the hole, and stopped 3 feet short of the pin. Then I missed the birdie putt.

 

That is, by far, the coolest and most weird shot I've ever had.

 

 

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I've hit plenty of bizarre shots but the one that immediately came to mind was when I was a teen playing in a Jr tournament on the very first hole I hit the tee marker in front of me, the ball came rifling backwards, people dove out of the way and it ended up back on the putting green. It took them quite a while to figure out if that was out of bounds from the hole I was playing, so I'm trying to disappear while a crowd formed around my ball. They finally decided I was in bounds so I had to take a drop off the practice green and hit my 2nd shot in front of a whole crowd of kids waiting to begin their own rounds from 30 yards further back than where I started.
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Here goes.....visiting a fellow Hospital Financial Director in Cartersville GA. We had a meeting in ATL so 3 of us we decided to congregate in Cartersville and play golf before the meeting.  The weather came out of nowhere and the sky was getting black behind us on a Par 3.  We knew we wouldn't finish, but decided to tee off anyway.  BTW, the temp had dropped about 30 degrees in 15-20 minutes.  My tee shot came off my iron and the ball split in half.   Half went into the pond in front of us and the other half landed on the green.  How do you score that?

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Besides the hosel rocket that went between my legs when I was about 16?

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Here goes.....visiting a fellow Hospital Financial Director in Cartersville GA. We had a meeting in ATL so 3 of us we decided to congregate in Cartersville and play golf before the meeting. The weather came out of nowhere and the sky was getting black behind us on a Par 3. We knew we wouldn't finish, but decided to tee off anyway. BTW, the temp had dropped about 30 degrees in 15-20 minutes. My tee shot came off my iron and the ball split in half. Half went into the pond in front of us and the other half landed on the green. How do you score that?

In the earliest days of golf, when that wasn't as uncommon an occurrence, the rule was: continue to play the biggest piece until you hole out.

 

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I was playing in a scramble not long after I took up the game as an adult, so I was not good. We were hitting our second shot on a par 4, and the ball we were playing was in the light rough to the right but had a clear line to the pin, the hole was a dogleg to the right.

 

I thought "oh yeah I can show these guys I can play, I'll hit a hybrid right to the green". My ball thought "oh no you won't", my hybrid slid right under the ball, hitting the bottom of it with the top of the head, and sending it backwards about 15 yards. 

 

I still haven't lived that one down yet. Every year we play the scramble, I'm reminded at least twice to remember to hit the ball FORWARD this year.

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In the earliest days of golf, when that wasn't as uncommon an occurrence, the rule was: continue to play the biggest piece until you hole out.

 

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The storm came upon us and we abandoned the game....half ball still on green.

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Gosh, after reading a few of these stories I am almost ashamed that this is the weirdest shot I have witnessed! Haha

It was January and we had a rare day when it was sunny, in the low 40's and not very windy. We were playing at one of the public tracks in our area and wwas playing the par 3 #12 hole. It's a short par 3, about 140 yards, but the green has 3 tiers kind of resembling the medal stand at the Olympics. The back middle is the highest sloping down on the left and the lowest on the right. Anyway the pin was on the lowest right level. My buddy steps up to the tee box and proceeds to top the ball right onto the frozen pond. But the ice was smooth and it bounced and skipped across the frozen pond on to the green, almost to the top of the slope on the high middle back portion of the green, came back down the slope and into the cup. It's his only hole-in-one, and he owns it. He loves the fact that it skipped accross a frozen pond.

 

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I had a friend shank one deep into the trees for his second on a par 4. His ball had a very unique logo. Anyway, we get up to the green and go to pull the flag, and there's his ball just sitting there! Craziest eagle ever.

 

I also saw someone hit the Phil flop with a 3 wood off a tight lie. Landed about 10 feet behind us.

 

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I've seen many, my family calls it “puss”. My brother hit his tee shot on a par 3 in a captains choice, the prize for hole in one was a trip to Ireland, hit hit a nice pull to the left of the green where it is lined with trees, then OB past the trees. The hill and green slope severely from back to front, so hitting it on the back hill will put the ball on the green with no problem, we'll his ball hit a branch and dropped straight done on the side of the hill then stared rolling toward the cup, lucky shot really, the ball rolled just to the left of the lip and left us with a 2” birdie putt. I hit the same shot and the only thing i hit was the road on the other side of the trees. Another one, my uncle was behind the 8th green and had a massive tree bush thing in his path to the green, his only play is to try to go over top of the tree, he hit it strsight into the tree and the ball did not touch anything, landed on the green and rolled into the hole for birdie. Again Lucky.

 

The funniest shot I've ever seen was my buddy. Uphill hole 2, straight forward fence line down the right, and busy street on the other side. On the other side of the street is a building, and he likes to slice about everything. So he smashed a tee shot, he hit it well, it started somewhat straight the took what looked like a 90* turn to the right, over the fence just missed a passing vehicle, landed right in the middle of the street took a huge bounce and smacked the steel siding of the building kicking it back to the street, narrowly missing another car, then we lost sight of it in the trees. As we were looking the direction of the ball, we saw it come out the other side of the trees and land right in the middle of the fairway about 100 yards from the tee. The whole seemed to take about a minute, we laughed hysterically at that one. I think he made a 5 on there hole. It was crazy

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Here goes.....visiting a fellow Hospital Financial Director in Cartersville GA. We had a meeting in ATL so 3 of us we decided to congregate in Cartersville and play golf before the meeting. The weather came out of nowhere and the sky was getting black behind us on a Par 3. We knew we wouldn't finish, but decided to tee off anyway. BTW, the temp had dropped about 30 degrees in 15-20 minutes. My tee shot came off my iron and the ball split in half. Half went into the pond in front of us and the other half landed on the green. How do you score that?

you take two penalties for going in the water twice

 

 

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I remember when I was a young lad learning the game and struggling.One summer morning I was out with our junior league.This particular day I was running late and put on a pair of overly tight golf shorts in haste.On one swing, I gave it my all and let it fly with all I had.My swing was so fast on that shot that I busted the button holding up my shorts.My shorts fell to my knees and the whole group of young men were laughing hysterically.Sure was an embarassing walk back to the clubhouse locker room holding up my shorts the whole way

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I have another one...

 

I was playing in this tournament and another guy had this 15 footer. On one of his practice swings, he accidentally caught the ball and actually hit it backwards about 10 feet. It was the goofiest mistake. I was thinking to myself, "what an idiot." Guess what happened on the next hole? I did the same thing! I didn't even know that it was possible to do that until those two shady holes. I guess what comes around goes around, as the saying goes...

 

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Cool thread!

 

That I've ever hit was years and years ago. I was a college student and got called on to work all night before a one day tournament. I had just seen touring pros play for the first time and was intrigued by how Fuzzy Zoeller hit big draws (like me) from the far left side of every tee box. I thought, “I'm going to do that”

 

First tee, I tee it up as far left as I could behind the tee markers. Came over the top on my first swing, half topped it and hit the tee marker flush. The ball ricochets behind me, into the parking lot OB. All of a sudden I'm hitting 3.

 

The weirdest shot though was in seminary during my summer Greek class. We played a match every Weds afternoon. Our prof and three of us. Different teams every week.

 

The three of us were single digit cappers but two of us were better than the third and all of us better than the prof. He was paired with the weaker player.

 

It was a very hot Indiana afternoon in July. This guy never wore a glove. He had two holes in his game, driver and wedge. Whoever was his partner always hid his driver.

 

This shot involved wedge. The hole was 120 over a pond. The pond wouldn't be in play except it was the wedge for Rick. He and the prof had agreed that every time he had wedge the prof would tell him to relax before he hit.

 

On this shot, Rick did, the shot was beautiful, the nicest wedge you'd ever want to see. (Old Hogan wedge it would be a gap wedge today). The ball flew straight for the pin. The wedge however slipped out of his sweat soaked hands and helicoptered right into the middle of the pond. There was no way to recover it. A week later my friend (who had been a very successful attorney) hired a diver to go to the pond. The wedge was not found.

 

We chipped in and bought him a driver and a wedge. He went from a 9 to a 6. We still beat him like a drum.

 

Rick remains one of my closest friends in the world to this day even though we rarely see one another. He hardly ever plays anymore - he's 71 and has had lots of health issues. But he is one of the truly great guys on this earth. He became a Sem. Prof himself and has recently retired.

 

 

 

 

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Not sure how I missed this but it has got to be right up there...

 

 

https://youtu.be/WW6-iat235Q

 

 Can you imagine if he knocked the first ball in too?!?!

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The link didn't work for me - bummer

 

 

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Weirdest, and probably the funniest I've seen, I hosted a group of guys from a local Aus forum at my club. One of the guys, about 18 handicap, hit his second on the head, it bounced straight up, hit the brim of his cap, and dropped straight back down into the depression it left after being hit. So glad I looked around just as he hit it. He changed his forum name to Hat Trick after running a poll to see what the rest of the forum liked best.

 

Another one was a notoriously bad chipping mate of mine. Bladed a 20 yard chip straight over the green, into a tool shed in the backyard of an adjacent house. It bounced around the inside of the shed several times, none of us could stand up for a couple of holes.

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I've had a few but the most recent one was in OR at Pronghorn on the par 3 7th...

 

I hit a poor tee shot and had an uphill 30 yard pitch to a green that has an extreme false front.

 

My buddy was on the back of the green waiting.

I bladed the chip....the ball went up the tree behind the green like a squirrel (there were no needles on the branches) hit a rock, bounced about 30 feet in the air and landed 8 feet from the pin.  My buddy about fell down on the ground from laughing so hard.

 

Worse thing is that I didn't even see it... I knew I bladed it and figured it was gone but then I looked up and there it was on the green!

 

One of my best pars ever.  

 

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The link didn't work for me - bummer

 

 

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Sorry...try this one - https://youtu.be/WW6-iat235Q


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Here goes.....visiting a fellow Hospital Financial Director in Cartersville GA. We had a meeting in ATL so 3 of us we decided to congregate in Cartersville and play golf before the meeting.  The weather came out of nowhere and the sky was getting black behind us on a Par 3.  We knew we wouldn't finish, but decided to tee off anyway.  BTW, the temp had dropped about 30 degrees in 15-20 minutes.  My tee shot came off my iron and the ball split in half.   Half went into the pond in front of us and the other half landed on the green.  How do you score that?

Ha, I witnessed a good friend split a ball in half about 15 years ago.  We grew up together.  He is a baseball coach who was in the town where I was living at the time on a recruiting trip.  We got together at my (then) home club.  His very first tee shot of the day split the ball into two almost symmetrical pieces.  The opening hole is a par 5, OB left and massive ravine short of the green.  Hit a tee shot 300+, your second is from 100 feet below fairway level with no shot of reaching the green.  He hit his 3 wood.  Part of the ball went 60 degrees to the left and hit a grove of pine trees not more than 40 yards off the tee while the other part skimmed and whistled along the ground for about 150 yards down the middle of the fairway.  Oddest thing I've ever seen resulting from a golf shot.

 

To this day, I get push-back from people who don't believe it's possible.  But it happened!

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